Monday, August 19, 2019
Designing New Possibilities for Your Home and How You Live ™

Debra Gould

Ditch the clutter and use art when staging a home office

If you have a functioning home office in your house, the chances are it’s quite cluttered with papers, binders, “to do” piles, stacks on the floor under your desk and general chaos. This might be how you work (no judgments here, I work that way myself), but it’s no way to sell your home. Besides, […]

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Old wallpaper no barrier to inexpensive makeover

Many of us live in older homes that have layers of wallpaper that have been there for years. The thought of removing it becomes a roadblock to redecorating because we’re afraid of all the plastering work that will be needed if we take it down. This is particularly true when you live in a home […]

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Too Much Clutter Hides Room’s Purpose

Not everyone lives in a home the way they would like others to see it when it’s time to sell. My clients realize that in order to sell their homes more quickly and for more money they have to turn it into a product that will appeal to potential buyers. In this house the family […]

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You Might Not Need a Dining Room But Buyers Expect to See One

I’ve staged hundreds of homes and discovered that many people don’t use their dining rooms as such. For some families it’s a big empty space filled with toys, for others, especially when the dining room and living room are one, it becomes one big living room with the family eating in the kitchen.

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Designing With Spirituality: The Creative Touch

Designing With Spirituality: The Creative Touch by Carol Soucek King Hardcover: 160 pages ISBN: 0866366911 Designing With Spirituality: The Creative Touch explores the link between good design and its spiritual reflection. Beautiful photographs of 30 residences in the US, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Bali, and Brazil illustrate how color, form, texture, light and proportion are used […]

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How to Avoid an Expensive Kitchen Renovation

Many families don’t have tens of thousands to spend on a new kitchen, or they don’t want to live through the significant inconvenience of ripping out this critical room and waiting for it to be rebuilt from scratch. I did it once on my second property and it was a nightmare. The day after I […]

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Colors for Your Every Mood

Colors for Your Every Mood: Discover Your True Decorating Colors by Leatrice Eiseman Paperback – 176 pages ISBN: 189212338X In Colors for Your Every Mood, sumptuous photographs of different rooms, in a wide variety of decorating styles, are accompanied by color wheel basics and an in depth look at how different colors inspire different moods […]

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Builders and Renovators: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Attention Builders, Renovators and home owners with empty rooms! Home Staging can easily increase the selling price of your empty home by $20,000 to $50,000 with minimal investment. Decorating your house to sell, also called Home Staging, House Staging, Real Estate Staging or House Fluffing, will help you sell more quickly and as a builder […]

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Tricia Guild on Color

Tricia Guild on Color: Decoration, Furnishing, Display by Tricia Guild Paperback. ISBN: 0847818772 While Color Palettes is serene, Tricia Guild on Color is bold. Based in England, designer Tricia Guild is famous for her ability to mix color and pattern. Her company produces fabric, wallpaper and home furnishings. In 200 color photographs she inspires us […]

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7 Ways Clutter Eats Up Your Home Equity

Clutter is one of the biggest distractions for potential real estate buyers and will literally eat up the equity you have in your home. When a room is cluttered instead of staged, here’s what happens: the first impression is a crowded disorganized one, it’s hard to change that, or for potential buyers to see past […]

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